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Northbrook AC members meet on Wednesdays at the Jaguar Sports and Social Club in Browns Lane.

Go with the flow or join in with one of our sessions - you're bound to find something that suits your level or your mood.

Shower, then meet in the bar afterwards for a chinwag and catch up on the latest on the running and social scene.

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If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.


 

 

This year saw a record entry with 66 runners taking part in the Club's 3-leg relay on 23 July. In a close finish on the final leg,  the winning team was led home by Trevor Knight, just ahead of Wayne Broadbent from Sphinx, and Scott Shepherd. Overall winners were Trevor Knight, Katy Davies and Chris Perkins.
Brilliant handicapping and sorting of teams by Mark Baker resulted in just 8 seconds separating the top three finishing teams.
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The Club's Summer Handicap Series is a hugely popular fixture in the calendar with Club regulars and guests. Races are staged on the first Wednesday of each month from April through to September. Race 5 on 8 August saw 59 members and guests battling for points, the event being won for the men by Damian Pharoah and for the ladies by Tracy Morgan. Tara Lambert maintains a strong lead at the top of the ladies' table, whilst Adrian Powell has taken over the top spot in the men's table.
The next and final 2014 race is on Wednesday 3 September.
More details            Results of Race 5


 

Training for a Half-Marathon?

Sunday morning training sessions focussed on the half-marathon distance, particularly the Kenilworth Half and the Great North Run, start from the Jag Club at 9am on Sundays. The structure each week depends on numbers and mix of abilities. Sessions will include both endurance and speed work.

Recent Race Results

Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out these
Recent Northbrook race results

Committee Meetings

The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 21 July.

Sarah McNaney

Runner of the Month

June: A bottle of wine to Sarah McNaney, voted Runner of the Month for many good recent results.


Previous Runners of the Month

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Coventry Parkrun
Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site

Looking for a running event a bit out of the ordinary, offering a particular challenge, is especially scenic or maybe in some remote or interesting location? Then check out the event details sent in to us from time to time by other cubs wanting your entries.

Perfect running conditions contributed to the success of Northbrook's twelfth staging of this hugely popular fixture in the race calendar. Incorporating both the Warwickshire 10k County Championships and the sixth race in the Warwickshire Road Race League the event attracted over 580 entries, with 75 children registered for the accompanying Fun Run. This year the race has chosen to work with the children's charity Zoë's Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supports the Allesley Festival and Allesley Scouts.

Results ...

Wins for Northbrook

With a nine-minute lead over his nearest rival. Northbrook's Dave Almond took the winner's prize at the Coombe Abbey Festival of Running Marathon on 29 June in a time of 3h:8m:22s.

After the eighth and final race of the East Midlands Grand Prix series, the Milton Keynes 10k on 1 July, evergreen Mick Duggan finished in 1st place overall in the V70 category.


Our Man in Boston

The Boston Marathon this year was a special event after the bombings at the finish line last year. Mark Baker was one of 36,000 entrants qualifying to run, and more than a million spectators lined the route.
It was one of Mark's slowest marathon times, but it didn’t seem that important for once. Everyone’s main aim was to cross the finish line that day.
Read Mark's report of the day ...


Northbrook Road Race Champs

The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results of qualifying races sent in to the web site. At the half-way stage Michael Krukov heads the men's table and Sarah Booker heads the ladies' listing. John Wilson keeps his lead at the top of the MV40 table whilst Tony Hughes has taken over at the top of the MV50 table. Liz Pharoah and Sarah McNaney continue to top the ladies' vets tables.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2014


Warwickshire Road Race League

A series of 10 middle-distance road races starting with the Two Castles 10k in June and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
In the 2013 series, Northbrook's Aimee Morse finished 2nd L20, Amanda Deavy 1st LV35, Peter Fellows 1st MV55 and Anne Hughes 3rd LV55.
In the team placings, Northbrook Ladies finished 4th; Northbrook Men in 5th.
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Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.

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Training Schedules

link to Wednesday night training schedule

Wednesday night training schedules for the next few weeks
Northbrook training sessions


Club diary

link to club diary of running and social events

Current Northbrook club diary of club running events

 

If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.

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